Saturday, March 29, 2014

Easter Card #3 - Sweet Sentiments


 Surprised you by putting my card first, didn't I?

Today I'm sharing with you my Easter card #3! Taking the same Graphic 45 papers (Sweet Sentiments) as with the other two, I created something a little different. I had a few little bits of bling I cut off from a flourish that was left over form the layout (58th Wedding Anniversary) and didn't really want to package up those little pieces again, nor did I want to throw them out! I knew I would be making another Easter card, and Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4  with the bling, glitz, and glam, was still on my mind. So, why not make my 3rd Easter card using the bling left overs, and create a card for the challenge as well!


 I did something a little different this time, something I haven't done for a while. Using my Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber around the edges of the paper, and to paint the metal filigree embellishments I have from Monique's "ButterBee Scrap" (love her store!), I gave the card a modified Sabrina version of the Shabby Chic look.


When I create a square card, my favorite size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I find that the 6" sq is too large. On occasion I like 5" sq, and the smallest I like to work with is 4 1/2". I have on occasion made some smaller square cards for special projects, but my favorite size the 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

As per my posting habit, here are photos of the card from differing angels.



You'll note that I also added bling to the metal filigree pieces in the corners o the card.



Do you want to know a secret? The blue paper under the pink, has a very large piece missing out of it because I fussy cut something out from the other side. It was a good thing that I hadn't cut to where I wanted to fussy cut, by cutting from the outside edge in to it. I decided to poke my scissors in and cut from there. Doing this later allowed me to use this corner of the paper as you see now! That's why I didn't pop this layer up, in case you are wondering that is.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy papercrafting!





Added April 2, 2014

With so many wonderful projects entered for this challenge, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had won challenge #4 with both this card entry and my LO entry "58th Anniversary". Wow! Thank you Gloria and CHA DT!

11 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your Easter card is just lovely. I love all the layers and all the fussy cutting you did to achieve this beauty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

Absolutely beautiful Easter card. I love your layers and addition of bling.
Lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Vickie said...

Awesome card.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Absolutely stunning! Your fussy cutting skills are really impressive!Thanks for joining in the fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge#4: Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!

Jan Marie said...

Magnificent! Love the detail and your lovely arrangement! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Amber Milone said...

Beautiful Easter card! I love the filigree corners. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

Gloria Stengel said...

You are doing such great things with the paper collection!!! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful Easter Card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammi said...

Your cards are beautiful as is this one!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Easter Card, love all the layers and flowers and the corner filigree die cut is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful Easter card! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.